The Fairest of the Faire by Susabelle Kelmer


The Fairest of the Faire by Susabelle Kelmer
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full (296 pgs)
Heat: Spicy
Rated: 4 stars
Review by Poppy

Schoolteacher Connie Meyers is suddenly a young widow, her husband killed in a horrific car accident. Heartbroken to find out he had gambled away everything they had, she moves to her sister-in-law’s Midwest home to rebuild her life. A trip to the local Renaissance Faire with her nieces leads to a summer job as a costumed storyteller.

Avowed bad boy and fair performer Gage Younglood is infatuated with Connie at first sight. Despite his deliberately commitment-free life, and Connie’s don’t-touch-me attitude, he soon has her in his arms, realizing quickly she is also in his heart.

When she is threatened by her late husband’s bookie, he steps into the role of protector, his fate forever sealed with hers.

Not your average contemporary romance!

I’m a Ren Faire fan, so was excited to review this book.  It was such fun to see behind the scenes a bit, with a strong cast of secondary characters. They really made the book.

Connie, honestly, is a bit too good to be true.  Her husband cheated on her, sired a baby with the other woman, drove her into the depths of debt (with a bookie, no less) and she’s still just a sweetheart.  Gabe, on the other hand, wasn’t a guy I like at first.  He’s a player, and makes no bones about it.  And the last thing Connie needs is another player…

Susabelle Kelmer does a great job tossing the reader head first into the story and her characters are so well created.  I’m a big fan of character driven stories, and this certainly fits the bill.  It was delightful to watch Gabe change into a man I could admire (and Connie could trust and love).  I also enjoyed seeing Connie take back control of her life and get a bit of a backbone.  And the touch of suspense was both a surprise and a neat twist to help make this a little more than just a romance.

For a well-written book with plenty of emotions, fun and some action, you should give The Fairest of the Faire a try. I’m glad I did.


  1. Thank you for hosting

  2. Sounds like a great read.

  3. Thanks for the awesome review! I had so much fun researching this book, and I enjoyed the characters tremendously. They really wanted their story told!

  4. What a really great review. This sounds like a very good book.

  5. Great post – thanks for sharing.

  6. Jennifer Lessard says:

    Added to my TBR list, thank you for the opportunity!

  7. A great review. Can’t wait to read!

  8. Lori Faires says:

    Sounds like a great read. I enjoyed the review. It’s on my TBR list. Blessings and Thanks for sharing.💕

  9. A good review for a book I also enjoyed. Congrats, Susabelle.

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